Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 16/04/15

16/04/15
16/04/15
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Thursday’s puzzle

ACROSS

Wednesday's solution

Wednesday's solution

1 Lacking qualification, so is unfit (3,2,9)

9 Declare short measure, and has little weight too (7)

10 Knock-out explosive device, in the main (7)

11 Flowed under, in a way, without having faltered, like 5 down (10)

12 Equal, it’s said, to support foundation of a breakwater (4)

14 Witches draw in soldier with a national dish (6)

15 Set to give out small suggestions (8)

17 Outstanding heavyweight might be rather condescending (8)

19 Game to rhyme with a Stallone character (6)

22 May have to do business inside a library (4)

23 Reviewer is last, disheartened and censured (10)

25 Wanted final salary, having worked for it (7)

26 Take a stand over judgment, with some conviction (7)

27 Some lit up roots, eg, when they make predictions (14)

DOWN

1 On Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, or sometime in the future (3,2,5,4)

2 Appliance operating with force took ages, so didn’t finish on time (3,4)

3 Fine cairns erected by some investors (10)

4 A former pupil kept watch and came into line (6)

5 He’d got tired out, having wavered, like 11 across (8)

6 Call time, in fact, when minister must go (4)

7 Was old writer in good order when he started off? (7)

8 Cornered spots designed to take new journalists (14)

13 Was inviting, at the beginning, right before stand-in (10)

16 Did a senior officer run free, or end up in a passageway? (8)

18 Put a model in position to appease people (7)

20 Are some dissidents good enough to be accepted by a teacher (7)

21 By the way, turn over to stretch your legs (6)

24 At one time, was working by the church (4)